EINSTEIN JEOPARDY INSTRUCTIONS
Suggestions on How to Play:
In order to ensure that all members of the class have a chance to participate, I recommend playing the game in the following manner. First assign a scorekeeper and timekeeper and play the role of the host yourself. The responsibilities of each of these roles is as follows:
- Scorekeeper: Responsible for keeping track of what members belong to each group by writing the names of the members and their associated groups on the board. Must also keep track of whose turn it is to choose a category and represent the group. Overall, the scorekeeper ensures that all students have a chance to answer a question.
- Timekeeper: Responsible for noting the time and telling the person responsible for answering the question when 1 minute is up.
- Host: Responsible for reading out the questions and operating the PowerPoint.
Playing with the PowerPoint
- Place students in groups of five to six and ensure that there are students of different strengths in each group. Choose two students randomly and give them the responsibility of being the scorekeeper and the timekeeper.
- Ask students to come up with a group name and have the scorekeeper write out the names of the groups and the members of each group on the board.
- Have one representative from each group come up and play rock, paper, scissors to determine who gets to choose a category first and explain the categories as the host.
- Get the scorekeeper to call out the first person from the winning rock, paper, scissors group to come up and answer the question. The timekeeper tells the participant that he or she has one minute to answer the question. If she or he cannot answer the question, the first group to raise their hands in unison can attempt to "steal" the question and receive the points. If no group has the answer to the question, the host provides the correct answer and asks the group who did not receive the points to choose the next group.
- If the group does answer correctly or another group manages to steal the question, said group receives all the points allocated to that question. The scorekeeper then records these points on the board.
- This is repeated until either all the questions have been answered or the class ends.
- The winner is the group with the greatest number of points.